With the first part of season 4 of ‘Stranger Things’ just released on Netflix, one of the usual problems in audiovisual productions becomes even more apparent: how quickly the actors grow as opposed to the internal time of the series.
time does not pass in vain
It has been 6 years since the first season premiered, although in the chronology of the series technically it’s only been 3. The 3-year delay of season 4 has fallen like a slab on Netflix’s fiction, showing the physical changes of its main cast.
It is clear that this problem has been caused in part by the pandemic, which forced the shooting to be delayed, but it is still shocking for the viewer, the more than evident, in some cases, contrast between the real age of its actors and their age in fiction. This leads us to consider to what extent it is worth continuing to stretch fictions starring children when imbalances of this type occur.
Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown)
The actress The series began when he was 12 years old., the same age the character is estimated to be in Season 1 (as Eleven was revealed to be born in 1971 and the first is set in 1983). So that, I would be 15 in season 4. Brown was born in 2004 and he turned 18 this year.
Mike (Finn Wolfhard)
Mike the series begins with 12 years, although the actor was 14 in the first season. Like Eleven, the character was 13 (in 2), 14 (in 3), and 15 (in 4). Wolfhard is from 2002 and he is currently 19 for 20 (he meets them in December).
Dustin as Gaten Matarazzo
Same case as Eleven and Mike with one of the most beloved characters in the series. Dustin started with 12 years (although the actor was 14) and he is currently 15, compared to Matarazzo’s 19 years.
Steve (Joe Kerery)
It is common, when the characters are teenagers, to leave more room for actors who are much older. The character had 16 years in the first season and 19 in this last one season, while the actor started the series with 24 and is now 30 years old. Almost nothing.
Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin)
The oldest in the children’s cast. Your characterlike his peers, is 15 years old although McLaughlinfrom 2001, he’s already 20 for 21. He is one of those who has changed the most physically between seasons.
Jonathan (Charlie Heaton)
Another teenage character played early on by a much older actor. Jonathan is a year younger than Steve, so he is 18 in season 4, ten years younger than Heaton actually is: 28.
Will (Noah Schnapp)
He is the youngest actor in the leading group (he is from the same year as Millie Bobby Brown but his birthday is in October) and even so there is a gap: Will’s 15 years vs. Schnapp’s 17.
Nancy (Natalia Dyer)
Mike’s sister is the same age in fiction as Jonathan, so It started with about 15 years and in the new chapters with 18. Dyer was born in 1995 and he is currently 27 years old.
Max (Sadie Sink)
joined in the second seasonwhen your character he was 13 years old and in the fourth he is 15like the rest of the group. Like Wolfhard, Sink is from 2002 and he recently turned 20.
Erica (Priah Ferguson)
We conclude with the youngest actress. Lucas’s sister is 11 years old in the last season. For its part, Ferguson It’s from 2006, so he is 15 years old.
‘Stranger Things’ premiered on May 27 the first part of its season 4 and will return on July 1 with its outcome.